Field of Ten Likely for Joliet Stakes: Mighty Story, over Night and Port List Head Roster for Tomorrows Fixture, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-01


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Field of Ten Likely For Joliet Stakes Mighty Story, Over Night And Port List Head Roster For Tomorrows Fixture STICKNEY. 111., May 31.— Of the 26 nominations for the Joliet Stakes, which the Lincoln Fields Jockey Club will renew on Saturday at Hawthorne, about 10 are expected to make up the starting field. The race, the first stake of the Chicago season for two-year-olds, will be contested over five furlongs for a ,000 added purse and from it may emerge several who later will prove challengers for the mid-western juvenile championship. The latest development in connection with the Joliet was the arrival overnight of John Marschs Mighty Story who was shipped here from Churchill Downs to compete in Saturdays feature. Glowing reports of Mighty Storys prowess have reached here from Louisville and it is probable that he will be one of the favorites. Mighty Story could give Marsch a second victory in the Joliet, for Blue Delight won the stake under the same silks in 1940. Marsch horses also finished second in the Joliet on two occasions. Occupation was runner-up to Littletown in the 1942 renewal of the fixture, and Errard was second last spring to Icangetit. Only Fifth of Second Off Record Mrs. Robert McGarveys Over Night, the juvenile full brother to Night Shadow, is the most likely two-year-old prospect to shew himself here thus far and he probably will vie with Mighty Story for the honor of going postward the favorite this weekend. In his one and only start, Over Night graduated from the maiden ranks and ran the four and a half furlongs in :5s1 5, Within a fifth of a second of the Hawthorne track record. Since then he has worked well. Several other youngsters who have shown to advantage here this spring are Hyman Friedbergs Port List, P. J. Valentis Scamans Pal. the S and S Stables Lou Jay •■ S.. and Steve Valentis Joyce W. Also expected to be in the Joliet field are the C «fe K Stables Miss Cry Baby. Mrs. R. J. Doyles Little Snail and Mrs. Monte Weils Knight Gift. Still others from whose numbers there may come additional contestants are A. Ferraras Judge Davey, Clifford Lusskys Spring-Quest, the Hilltop Stock Farms Lord Caprice and M. G. Farnsworths Omaneite. But for some short speed drills tomorrow morning, most of the challengers for Joliet honors have completed their training. Meanwhile, racing secretary W. R. Dahlstrom was busy arranging a suitable card of supporting events for Saturday. He was accepting entries today for the Lyons Handicap, a contest of a mile and 70 yards for three-year-olds and upward which will be the week-ends secondary attraction.

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